Operator Safety - Backhoe/Loader

Backhoe/Loader Operator Safety will provide experienced operators with information and hands on experience in the safe operation of this equipment. The course is not intended to train participants in basic operating competencies but focuses on issues related to the safe operation of the equipment. Participants who are able to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills will be issued a certificate valid for 3 years. Course includes classroom instruction, group discussion, practical exercise, videos, hands-on practice on a backhoe/loader and evaluation of participant’s ability to operate equipment safely.

Requesting municipality must supply a backhoe/loader in safe operating condition, along with its operator’s manual for reference in the classroom, space to operate the equipment, and material to move.  Participants will either dig and move a pile of material or dig a hole in the ground. If digging a hole, the municipality will need a current locate slip. Class size is 4 participants. Course by request only. 

Prerequisites: Participants must have experience operating a backhoe/loader and have a valid driver’s license.

Note: Participants who are able to demonstrate the required skills will be issued a certificate valid for 3 years from date of issue

Duration: 1 Day

CEU Points: 0.6

Members: $175+GST

Non-Members: $265+GST

To book a course call 1-800-267-9764. To view currently scheduled offerings, visit our course calendar.